We entered Hoima expectant to see God’s Kingdom come into a place that is being held in the cold grip of a religious cult; where prostitution, and heavy drinking is on the rise.
During our 10 days in Hoima, the gospel was preached to every portion of society. There were outreaches in schools, prisons, on sports fields, in churches and in the markets. Over 6000 people accepted Christ as their saviour and a church was planted in Kyesiga. We thank God for all that He has done in Hoima and we thank you for making this mission possible. Because of your support, Christ’s light shines more brightly in Hoima and lasting change has been made.
Over 6000 people accepted Christ as their saviour and a church was planted in Kyesiga.
Four different Gospel rallies were held during our time in Hoima in which over 1100 people made commitments to Christ. The amplification could be heard from miles away which drew larger crowds every night and the atmosphere was electric with joy and the expectation of God’s presence.
Many shared testimonies of how their lives had been changed as they encountered Christ.
A Healed Marriage
Henry was on the verge of losing his marriage and his children. After being separated for some time and with no communication between them, some suggested to Henry to get advice from a witch-doctor but he resisted.
“I heard announcements about the Hoima for Jesus mission. I decided to attend even though I was fu ll of bitterness and confused about my situation. I have resisted accepting Christ until now, but when I heard what was said about God’s love I knew I couldn’t resist anymore and I felt relieved then and there. I went home praying for my wife and our marriage. Shortly after I arrived home I received a call from her asking to come back. I am so thankful to God for saving my family and I promise to serve Him all the days of my life.”
Church Plant in Kyesiga
We prayed that God would open the ears of the people in the pubs who had not come expecting to hear the Gospel of Christ. As we began to preach, a crowd gathered and in total 31 people gave their lives to Jesus.
Following this rally, a church was planted nearby and at the first service about 100 people were present. A local church has taken on the services and will continue outreach to the area.
Dental and Medical Clinics
Hoima has no public dental facilities so people must travel to get assistance. This is physically and financially out of reach for many so they are forced to go without. As part of our mission to Hoima, we set up three different dental facilities and two different medical facilities which served over 1000 people in total.
Joseph, a local man, was treated for dental pain that he had suffered with for two years. He said, “This kindness is a sign that God cares for His people. I have never received treatment for free and the teaching I’ve received on dental hygiene has been a lesson I will have for the rest of my life. Thank you for this service! It has drawn people back to God and has shown people here the strength of Christ’s church.”
Our time with the prisoners in Hoima was very productive and encouraging. We spent the entire day with the inmates, preaching, worshipping and even shared a meal with them. The prisoners were so encouraged, one even said, “It is a rare thing for us to have a meal like this. It’s like Christmas! Thank you!”
One of the prison leaders said, “When people come to prison, they are hard hearted but the Gospel and regular ministry softens and changes them. Thank you for coming today.”
During our time at the prison, 69 people committed their lives to Christ.
Thank you for playing such a vital role in these lives that have been impacted in Hoima, Uganda. Without you this mission would not have been possible. Please continue to partner with us so that missions like this can keep changing lives all over Africa.
Visit www.africanenterprise.com to donate today.